“You know, Morgan, that I will literally beat the hell out of you”
One would think embattled CNN host Piers Morgan would have had enough fighting.
For months prior to the announcement of his pseudo-departure, he’d fought an uphill battle campaigning for further restrictions to the Second Amendment, duking it out with some of the staunchest gun advocates in the country.
And in his most popular show to date, he went toe-to-toe with the “T-rex of Political Talk” himself, Alex Jones, suffering a highly publicized defeat that served to invigorate and alert gun owners and defenders of freedom alike.
Morgan is set to leave his prime time post at the propaganda dissemination network, but far from throwing in the towel, he is now promoting and plans to participate in a boxing match with British colleague and BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, a match similar to the one proposed by Jones during his appearance on Piers Morgan Live.
He talks a good game, let’s see if @JeremyClarkson has the balls to walk it too. £100k charity fight – yes or no, Fatboy?
In his January 2013 unscripted CNN interview, spurred by Infowars’ facetious, but apropos petition to deport the British subject due to his ceaseless attacks on the Bill of Rights, Jones revealed the teleprompter reader as a “hatchet man of the New World Order,” and, as some may recall, in the process also threw down the gauntlet challenging Morgan to a boxing match.
“You’re a hatchet man of the new world order. You’re a hatchet man. And I want to say this right here. You think you’re a tough guy? Well have me back with a boxing ring in here, and I’ll wear red, white, and blue, and you can wear your Jolly Roger,” Jones proposed.
Not surprisingly, a flustered Morgan scoffed at the proposal, but in a subsequent episode entertained the notion with guests, who went as far as to suggest Piers accept Jones’ challenge, then shoot the prominent radio host.
“I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon – much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him,” Daily Beast sports columnist Buzz Bissinger suggested in the live, televised segment, to which Huffington Post contributor Abby Huntsman chimed in, “I’d love to see that… [laughter] in uniform.”
Acknowledging Morgan’s latest ploy as a publicity stunt, Jones is reiterating his previous challenge to step into the ring with the vanquished Constitutional foe.
“You know Morgan, that I will literally beat the hell out of you,” Jones declared on his Friday, March 21 broadcast, adding that a bare-knuckle or glove match in Las Vegas would be highly publicized and would likely bring in millions of dollars.
“You need to accept the challenge, coward,” Jones implored, suggesting that the Daily Beast columnist also join them in the ring. “I will literally beat the hell out of you and Buzz Bissinger.”
More as this develops…